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That smoldering stare!  That perfect coiffure!  Who is this dreamy Latin Romanticist?   It’s Alvares de Azevedo, the “Brazilian Lord Byron.”  Born in 1831 and living only until age 20, he wrote romantic poetry, a play, and essays, all published posthumously because of his very early death.  I have never actually read anything he wrote, but I don’t think I really need to.

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